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RE: Lowest Load Factor On Your Flight

Thu Nov 02, 2006 2:32 pm

MDW-STL 27 folks on board, SWA

and 7 peeps MWA-STL on the jetstream 32, American Connection

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RE: Lowest Load Factor On Your Flight

Thu Nov 02, 2006 6:12 pm

Back a couple of years ago, I caught a DL 737-NG from ATL to TUS nonstop. I was coming out for the Christmas holiday and expected the flight to be packed-I think there may have been 30 of us on the flight! Departure was delayed due to congestion-FAs ran the safety briefing while at the gate and then started the inflight entertainment. They left the IFE on during takeoff and didn't turn it off until final approach into TUS.
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RE: Lowest Load Factor On Your Flight

Thu Nov 02, 2006 7:34 pm

December, 1999 w/Air Pacific on a 747-200 from SYD to NAN

Less than 80 people
 
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RE: Lowest Load Factor On Your Flight

Fri Nov 03, 2006 5:39 am

May 1994 - DFW to DEN - AA B757 - 6 pax
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RE: Lowest Load Factor On Your Flight

Fri Nov 03, 2006 1:53 pm

Probally 25 people on a US A319 on the PIT-PHL run. And second I was the only paX on a COconnection B1900 from FLL-NAS.
 
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RE: Lowest Load Factor On Your Flight

Sat Nov 04, 2006 12:07 am

The only pax in an 18-seater Swearingen Metroliner between BRN and BSL.

With about 20 other pax on a KL 744 between Seoul and AMS (on 31.12.1999)
 
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RE: Lowest Load Factor On Your Flight

Sat Nov 04, 2006 4:04 am

MEA ABJ-ACC 3 people (me and my parents only)
Flight was BEY-LOS-ABJ-ACC the ABJ-ACC was just for positioning flight but we got on
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RE: Lowest Load Factor On Your Flight

Sat Nov 04, 2006 5:51 pm

Quoting Thepilot (Thread starter):
The question is pretty simple: What is the lowest load factor on any flight you have been on? I would like to exclude corporate, charter, and other small commercial flights. We are talking airline flights, and and not just one cabin, but the whole plane. For me, I would guess it would be a TWA flight between SRQ and PBI (it had come from STL), and there was about 10 people on the entire MD80. About a 10-13% load factor. So what about your flights?

On a Malaysia Airlines DHT flight from KUD to BKI. I was the only pax onboard ...
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RE: Lowest Load Factor On Your Flight

Wed Nov 08, 2006 12:05 pm

NW DC-9 from DTW to RIC in 2001. Only 4 passenger all moved to first class.
 
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RE: Lowest Load Factor On Your Flight

Sat Nov 18, 2006 11:53 pm

FR from GRO to HHN in 2003 with about 40 pax inside the 738
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RE: Lowest Load Factor On Your Flight

Sun Nov 19, 2006 4:52 am

In April 2003 I was on AF from Beijing to CDG, just at the start of the big panic about the SARS epidemic, but before AF started reducing its frequencies to Asia.

It was a 744 plane, I was alone in F and if I remember well, in J there were 6 people, and around 15 in Y class. I also remember that the chief purser told me that the upper deck in J class was closed off, and that there were only 10 cabin crew instead of 15 (I hope I remember the numbers well), since it was only volunteers for the BJS route because of the health scare.

It was a really strange feeling on the plane, also Beijing airport was empty, it was horrible atmosphere...
 
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RE: Lowest Load Factor On Your Flight

Sun Nov 19, 2006 4:58 am

1985 BRU-BHX - BA - BAC1-11 400 5pax capacity 89
1981 JNB-DUR - SA - A300 - I only recall 2 other pax on this flight apart from my parents and brother (in the back of economy), but then I was probably more interested in the delicious sandwiches than the load factor at that age...
 
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RE: Lowest Load Factor On Your Flight

Sun Nov 19, 2006 11:16 pm

Short haul: WS YUL-YYZ, including me 7 pax...........

Longhaul: CX HKG-ZRH, 55 pax... back in the early 90's

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RE: Lowest Load Factor On Your Flight

Mon Nov 20, 2006 3:29 am

I remember a Meridiana Spain charter flight from BCN to PMO with 143 equipment where there were only three passengers counting myself.
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RE: Lowest Load Factor On Your Flight

Sat Nov 25, 2006 2:15 am

Late September 2001

MCO-JFK on a 757 for a 7:00 a.m flight on AA. Total passengers 5, I was the only one in first (only one dumb enough to have paid).
Where did everybody go?
 
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RE: Lowest Load Factor On Your Flight

Sat Nov 25, 2006 4:57 am

Jan 1984, Pan Am 727, JFK-MCI, 8 in total, 6 in the rear and 2 up front. This was the best service i ever had. Stewardess (yes stewardess) sat down and chatted for most of the flight, ended up with a complimenary bottle of champagne and memories to last a life time. Who needs an upgrade???

Sept 1989 Air India 747, BOM-LHR, approx 50 passengers. Only service after take off was a round of hot chocolates, lights out and time for sleep. did get a good breakfast prior to arrival into LHR.

Apart from that most of the flights i have been on have generally been busy.

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RE: Lowest Load Factor On Your Flight

Sat Nov 25, 2006 6:00 am

Back in 1984, Beijing to Delhi on Lufthansa´s DC-10-30.

It was only ten of us on the flight, no one else in first or business. We were all upgraded to C class !!!

From DEL all the way to FRA.... yes, a very full house !!!

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RE: Lowest Load Factor On Your Flight

Sat Nov 25, 2006 3:08 pm

In September 2001, about 2 weeks after 9/11, I flew on a UA 727-200 from PVD-ORD with only 19 or so people on board. Thing was, they upgraded everybody to first class except for me and my freind because we are employees. So total in the coach section only 3 of us.
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RE: Lowest Load Factor On Your Flight

Sat Nov 25, 2006 5:05 pm

I was told once that a flight operated by IC had only 1 passenger booked on DEL - BKK - SIN

Though more passengers boarded the aircraft at BKK.

This was during SARS, we were at the airport and we were told this by our friend

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RE: Lowest Load Factor On Your Flight

Sun Nov 26, 2006 2:44 am

I was one of four passengers on a DL 763 CVG-ATL. This would have been in about June 2000. It was an extra section getting cycled back to ATL for maintenance or something, and they opened it up for a couple nonrevs coming off our flight from LGW. Needless to say we were all in BizElite Big grin
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RE: Lowest Load Factor On Your Flight

Sun Nov 26, 2006 10:33 pm

I was the only pax on a B1900D between ACY-BWI once.... it was cool... just stretched out in the last row where there is 3 seats....
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RE: Lowest Load Factor On Your Flight

Mon Nov 27, 2006 6:52 pm

For me it would have to be flying from ICN to NGO in the summer of '05. About 25-30 PAX on a KE 773.

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RE: Lowest Load Factor On Your Flight

Tue Nov 28, 2006 5:04 am

I was the sole pax on a Beech 1900D TPA to RSW (which was a funride for me anyhow).
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RE: Lowest Load Factor On Your Flight

Thu Nov 30, 2006 1:04 pm

33 on an EZY 737-300 LTN - GLA Jan 1st 2003
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RE: Lowest Load Factor On Your Flight

Thu Nov 30, 2006 1:25 pm

The ATL-GNV flight I was on last month was probably less than half full...not a bad way to fly on an ATR-72.
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RE: Lowest Load Factor On Your Flight

Sun Dec 10, 2006 11:23 pm

Comair, CRJ-200 flight between TOL and Cincinnati. All nonrev pax onboard. All 3 of us.
 
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RE: Lowest Load Factor On Your Flight

Sun Dec 10, 2006 11:35 pm

1) At LHR I connected to a delayed TWA 747 flying JFK-LHR-AMS, and there was 1 person in First, 1 in Business and 1 in Coach, everyone else having been moved to other flights (I was on an award ticket and had to wait it out)

2) DEN-MCI, 2 people on a UA 732 (configured for the old United Express w/o a First cabin, before "Express" was used for regional partners)

3) SJC-LAX on a brand-new 733 at the time of the WA/DL merger, I was one of 3

4) DEN (Stapleton)-LGW on a CO DC-10 with a load of 35 the night before Thanksgiving in the late 80s.
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RE: Lowest Load Factor On Your Flight

Mon Dec 11, 2006 3:39 am

Sept 1994, I flew a UA DC-10 ORD-ANC, there were 9 of us on board . . .

End of the tourist season, UA had a full boat on the return ANC-ORD, and the next day, the flight ended for the season.
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RE: Lowest Load Factor On Your Flight

Mon Dec 11, 2006 9:40 am

I remember mine:

America West A-320
PHL-CMH

only 5 passengers
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RE: Lowest Load Factor On Your Flight

Mon Dec 11, 2006 10:20 am

Probably about 25% for a LH A343 flying from YVR-FRA in February 2000.
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RE: Lowest Load Factor On Your Flight

Mon Dec 11, 2006 11:09 am

HKG-PER april 2004..around 25 people onboard.
SIN-PER june 2003..32 passengers
 
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RE: Lowest Load Factor On Your Flight

Mon Dec 11, 2006 2:43 pm

Sept. 22, 2006 PBI-JFK DL 1446....1F/16Y on an MD-88. It was one of the Jewish Holidays...and PBI has quite a large Jewish population. The entire airport was empty that night.
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